Fifty-seven of the worst tailings disasters over the last 20 years

Tailings are the waste materials created as part of the mining and refining process and they are stored in large embankments (tailings storage facilities).

They pose significant risk to surrounding environments and communities when not properly monitored and managed.

Disasters include:
  • Brazil
  • China
  • Peru
  • Australia
  • Mexico
  • Philippines
  • And many more

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